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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday March 21st, 2017 :: 02:47 p.m. PDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 03:15PM

The National Weather Service in Hanford CA has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Mariposa County in central California... Northwestern Tuolumne County in northern California... Northeastern Merced County in central California...

* Until 315 PM PDT

* At 243 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing large hail up to ping pong ball size and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located over Smith Station, or 18 miles southeast of Sonora, and moving east northeast at 35 mph.

* Locations impacted include... Lake McClure and Lower Kibbie Ridge.



Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds, destructive hail, deadly lightning and very heavy rain. For your protection, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business. Heavy rains flood roads quickly so do not drive into areas where water covers the road. Doppler radar has indicated some weak rotation within this storm. Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety in a sturdy structure, such as a basement or small interior room. If you are in the path of this storm, prepare immediately for large hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building and away from windows. To report severe weather, contact the National Weather Service, or your nearest law enforcement agency who will relay your report to the National Weather Service office in Hanford CA.

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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Hwy N
Mariposa, CA 95338

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-966-3615

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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